Porn stars in HIV scare.
FEARS of an HIV HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States. epidemic among the stars of adult movies in the US have led to calls for a moratorium A suspension of activity or an authorized period of delay or waiting. A moratorium is sometimes agreed upon by the interested parties, or it may be authorized or imposed by operation of law. on productions.
The porn business in the States is believed to be worth billions of dollars every year and its stars are frequently monitored for HIV.
For four years, not a single porn star gave a positive test. But earlier this month, adult entertainer Darren James was found to have the virus.
It is now feared the San Fernando-based entertainer may be just one of many infected stars.
A dozen women he has appeared with on film recently are currently being tested.
The Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation The Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation is an organization which tests erotic actors for HIV and other STDs on a scheduled basis. In the 1980s, an outbreak of AIDS caused a number of deaths of erotic actors. has now called for production on adult movies to cease for two months, allowing time for all stars to be tested.
The proposal has been backed by the industry's trade publication, Adult Video News.